Traditional Thanksgiving, Autumn Holiday

We Are Thankful!

With the hustle and bustle of everyday living, we often miss opportunities to reflect on what makes our lives enjoyable and fulfilling.  We’re glad that Thanksgiving comes around so that at least once a year we are able to pause and reflect on all our blessings.

At the Law Office of Gordon N. Shayne, we are blessed with a wonderful staff of highly qualified and experienced legal professionals.  Our support staff is essential to the work we do and our ability to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.  We truly care about our clients and their families.

But everyone at the Law Office of Gordon N. Shayne is more than just a capable professional.  They are loved ones and active members of the community and those aspects of their lives bring them a lot of joy.  When asked to reflect on what they are thankful for this year, this is what our staff shared:



I am thankful for my friends who prove to me on a daily basis that “family” doesn’t necessarily mean blood-related but rather, people who are there for you because they want to be through their caring, love and support during all the trials and tribulations of life.

I am thankful for my cat, Zoey, who, during our 11 years of life together, has shown me unconditional love even when I’m grumpy, sick, have had a bad day or don’t look my best.

After seeing so many people around me who are suffering, either by a loved one’s illness, or through their own, I am thankful for my good health, which allows me to experience all the good things life has to offer.



I am so thankful I’m here to educate my grandchildren on the concept that being “rich” is the happiness we share, so when they grow up they’ll know the real value of things and not focus so much on the price of things.  We do share some priceless moments together.

I am thankful for my newest friend! Friends offer a wealth of knowledge and fresh insight.  Giving and receiving is rewarding for the both of us.  The best part for me is her unique nature, and the comic relief, sharing the humor in life! She makes me laugh all of the time; it really is the best medicine.

Finally, I didn’t think I’d be saying this, but I am thankful for my experience of caring for my elderly mother! It’s been both rough and enlightening.  You only have one mother and one father.  Getting to really know a parent during their most raw moments in life is yet another priceless experience.



I am thankful that I was able to spend every moment with my beloved husband during the last three weeks before his passing.  I am thankful that family and friends recognized that my husband and I truly loved each other. We were best friends and were soul mates, which not many people find.  Having his siblings and children in our presence at the time of his sickness was a blessing.

I am thankful that his family, who have been tremendously wonderful and supportive of me, have not let me drop from their radar and continue to stay in touch.  I am thankful for my children who stay in touch worry about me.

And finally, I am most thankful for our four legged, furry children who keep me going every day.  Their touch and kisses aren’t the same as my husband’s, but they do they love me unconditionally and, hopefully, forever.



I am thankful for waking up every day and knowing that my partner in life is right there with me.

I am thankful for having the most wonderful son any mother could ever hope to share her life with.

I am thankful for the small things—getting wet doggie kisses every morning and finding my shoes which are often missing.

I am thankful for the big things, too, like realizing my purpose here and being able to fulfill that purpose.



I am thankful for my fantastic loving, caring, devoted, spiritual partner in life’s journey and having our son with us.  I am always amazed that he is here in our lives.


We hope that you, too, have many blessings to reflect upon this holiday season.  Happy Thanksgiving from the Law Office of Gordon N. Shayne!


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